Carole Fitsell obtained her bachelor’s degree in Music Education in England. Upon completion,
she then began a career of teaching and playing oboe semi-professionally.
Carole has a very strong background in early childhood education, having completed training
for music in the early years at Trinity College, London, taken the Music Together course in
Vancouver and completed several ECE courses. She has taught various aspects of music,
including coaching wind groups, recorder ensembles, one on one lessons and music for the
early years. She has done this both in the UK and in Canada.
As an oboist (and English Horn player), Carole’s performances have varied. She has played for
many performances including “Gilbert and Sullivan,” “Chess,” operas and oratorios, been in
orchestras, performed concertos and been a member of different chamber music groups,
covering a vast repertoire. Carole resumed playing again last year, after a break and, among
other things, recently formed a wind quintet known as “Valley Winds” with other proficient
players. She has also performed in recorder ensembles in the UK and plays recorder with local
musicians in the South Okanagan.
Music is an art and creativity is an outlet which all children, no matter what their background,
should have an opportunity to experience. Carole believes by connecting to our natural pulse
and innate rhythms and reaping the many benefits that music and the arts have to offer,
children will receive an incredible start to their lives and she feels privileged to be a facilitator in